Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Mona to Oquirrh Transmission Corridor Project, Utah, and the Proposed Pony Express Resource Management Plan Amendment, 21342-21343 [2010-9353]

Download as PDF WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES 21342 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 78 / Friday, April 23, 2010 / Notices implemented and will discuss all factors leading to the decision. The California State Parks and Recreation Commission Hearing on the Final RMP/GP EIS/EIR will be held on May 12, 2010. A Notice of Determination will be filed after the Commission Hearing. This action will trigger a 30-day appeal period under CEQA. ADDRESSES: Send requests for a compact disc copy of the Final EIS/EIR to Mr. Jack Collins, Bureau of Reclamation, 1243 N Street, Fresno, CA 93721. Copies of the Final RMP/EIS will be available at: http://www.usbr.gov/mp/ nepa/ nepa_projdetails.cfm?Project_ID=546. See the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for locations where copies of the Final EIS/EIR are available. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Jack Collins, Bureau of Reclamation, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., at (559) 349–4544 (TDD (559) 487– 5933) or jwcollins@usbr.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Millerton Lake Final EIS/EIR evaluates the existing resource management of Millerton Lake. The project purpose consists of: (1) Identifying the current and most appropriate future uses of land and water resources within the Plan Area; (2) identifying the long-term resource programs and implementation guidelines to manage and develop recreation, natural, and cultural resources; and (3) developing strategies and approaches to protect and preserve the natural, recreational, aesthetic, and cultural resources. Millerton Lake is an existing reservoir formed by Friant Dam, and located in Fresno and Madera Counties, CA. The Dam, which regulates the normal flow of the San Joaquin River and stores floodwaters for irrigation diversion into the Friant-Kern and Madera Canals, was completed in 1947. Millerton Lake has a storage capacity of 520,500 acre-feet and a surface area of 4,900 acres. Through agreements with Reclamation and the California Department of Fish and Game, the CDPR manages the entire Plan Area. The most recent General Plan for the Plan Area was completed by CDPR in 1983, and projected recreation trends and deficiencies through 1990. Since the adoption of this plan, several changes to the physical and regulatory environment have resulted in the need for an updated plan. The new joint RMP/GP will have a planning horizon through the year 2035. The new plan will: (1) Enhance natural resources and recreational opportunities without interrupting VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:23 Apr 22, 2010 Jkt 220001 reservoir operations; (2) provide recreational opportunities to meet the demands of a growing population with diverse interests; (3) ensure diversity of recreational opportunities and quality of the recreational experience; (4) protect natural, cultural, and recreational sources while providing resource education opportunities and stewardship; and (5) provide updated management for establishing a new management agreement with the State of California. The Final EIS/EIR contains a programlevel analysis of the potential impacts associated with adoption of the RMP/ GP. The Final EIS/EIR outlines the formulation and evaluation of alternatives designed to address issues through a representation of the varied interests in the Plan Area and identifies Alternative 2 (Enhancement) as the preferred Alternative. The RMP/GP is intended to be predominately selfmitigating through implementation of management actions and strategies, but also includes mitigation measures to reduce potential adverse effects. The Final EIS/EIR has been developed within the authorities provided by Congress through the Reclamation Recreation Management Act of 1992 (Pub. L. 102–575, Title 28, 16 U.S.C. 460l–31) and other applicable agency and the U.S. Department of the Interior policies. Copies of the Final EIS/EIR are available at the following locations: • Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region, Regional Library, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA 95825. • Bureau of Reclamation, SouthCentral California Area Office, 1243 N Street, Fresno, CA 93721. • Millerton Lake State Recreational Area, 5290 Millerton Road, Friant, CA 93626. • Fresno County Public Library, Central Location, 2420 Mariposa, Fresno, CA 93721. • Madera County Public Library, Headquarters, 121 North G Street, Madera, CA 93637. • Bureau of Reclamation, Denver Office Library, Building 67, Room 167, Denver Federal Center, 6th and Kipling, Denver, CO 80225. • Natural Resources Library, U.S. Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street, NW., Main Interior Building, Washington, DC 20240–0001. Public Disclosure Before including your name, address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in any correspondence, you should be aware that your entire correspondence— including your personal identifying PO 00000 Frm 00123 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your correspondence to withhold your personal identifying information from public view, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Dated: March 18, 2010. Pablo R. Arroyave, Deputy Regional Director, Mid-Pacific Regional Office. [FR Doc. 2010–9428 Filed 4–22–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MN–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLUT01000–09–L51010000–ER0000–24– 1A00] Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Mona to Oquirrh Transmission Corridor Project, Utah, and the Proposed Pony Express Resource Management Plan Amendment AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Availability. SUMMARY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) of 1976, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared a Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)/Proposed Resource Management Plan Amendment (RMPA) for the Mona to Oquirrh Transmission Corridor Project and by this notice is announcing its availability. DATES: The BLM planning regulations at 43 CFR 1610.5–2 state that any person who meets the conditions described there may protest the BLM’s Proposed RMPA. Such protest must be filed within 30 days of the date that the Environmental Protection Agency publishes its notice of availability of this Final EIS in the Federal Register. ADDRESSES: Copies of the Final EIS/ Proposed RMPA for the Mona to Oquirrh Transmission Corridor Project have been sent to affected Federal, State, and local government agencies and to other stakeholders. Copies are available for public inspection at the BLM’s West Desert District Salt Lake Field Office, 2370 South 2300 West, Salt Lake City, Utah 84119 and the Fillmore Field Office, 35 East 500 North, Fillmore, Utah 84631. Interested persons may also review the Final EIS/Proposed RMPA at the following Web site: http:// www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/fo/salt_lake/ planning/mona_to_oquirrh_ E:\FR\FM\23APN1.SGM 23APN1 WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 78 / Friday, April 23, 2010 / Notices transmission.html. All protests must be in writing and mailed to one of the following addresses: Regular Mail: BLM Director (210), Attention: Brenda Williams, P.O. Box 66538, Washington, DC 20035. Overnight Mail: BLM Director (210), Attention: Brenda Williams, 1620 L Street, NW., Suite 1075, Washington, DC 20036. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information contact Cindy Ledbetter, Environmental Specialist, telephone (801) 977–4300; address 2370 South 2300 West, Salt Lake City, Utah 84119; e-mail UT_M2OTL_EIS@blm.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Rocky Mountain Power (a division of PacifiCorp) proposes to construct, operate, and maintain a 69-mile long single-circuit 500 kilovolt (kV) transmission line from the existing Mona Substation near Mona, Utah, to a proposed Mona Annex Substation. The 500kV line would then continue on to the proposed Limber Substation to be located in Tooele Valley, Utah. Two proposed double-circuit 345kV lines would connect the proposed Limber Substation to the Salt Lake Valley. One line would extend 31 miles to the existing Oquirrh Substation in West Jordan, Utah, and the second line would extend 45 miles to the existing Terminal Substation in Salt Lake City, Utah. Portions of the proposed project would cross lands administered by the BLM West Desert District’s Salt Lake Field Office and Fillmore Field Office. In order to grant a major right-of-way, an amendment to the Pony Express Resource Management Plan (RMP) would be required in accordance with FLPMA. Comments on the Draft RMPA/ Draft EIS, received from the public and internal BLM review, were considered and incorporated as appropriate into the proposed plan amendment. Instructions for filing a protest with the Director of the BLM regarding the Proposed RMPA may be found in the ‘‘Dear Reader Letter’’ of the Final EIS/ Proposed RMPA and at 43 CFR 1610.5– 2. E-mail and faxed protests will not be accepted as valid protests unless the protesting party also provides the original letter by either regular or overnight mail postmarked by the close of the protest period. Under these conditions, the BLM will consider the email or faxed protest as an advance copy and it will receive full consideration. If you wish to provide the BLM with such advance notification, please direct faxed protests to the attention of the BLM protest coordinator at (202) 912–7212, and e-mails to Brenda_HudgensWilliams@blm.gov. VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:23 Apr 22, 2010 Jkt 220001 All protests, including the follow-up letter to e-mails or faxes, must be in writing and mailed to the appropriate address, as set forth in the ADDRESSES section above. Before including your phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your protest, you should be aware that your entire protest, including your personal identifying information, may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your protest to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Approved: Selma Sierra, State Director. Authority: 40 CFR 1506.6 and 1506.10, 43 CFR 1610.2 and 1610.5–2. [FR Doc. 2010–9353 Filed 4–22–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–DQ–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLNVB0200000 L51100000.GN0000 LVEMCF020000 241A; 10–08807; MO#4500011977; TAS: 14X5017] Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Round Mountain Expansion Project, Nye County, NV AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Availability. SUMMARY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared a Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Round Mountain Expansion Project and by this notice is announcing its availability. DATES: The BLM will not issue a final decision on the proposal for a minimum of 30 days from the date that the Environmental Protection Agency publishes its notice in the Federal Register. Copies of the Round Mountain Expansion Project Final EIS are available for public inspection at the BLM Tonopah Field Office, 1553 South Main Street, Tonopah, Nevada, during regular business hours of 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. Interested persons may also review the Final EIS at the ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00124 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 21343 following Web site: http://www.blm.gov/ nvst/en/fo//battle_mountain_field.html. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chris Worthington, Planning and Environmental Coordinator, (775) 635– 4000; BLM Battle Mountain District, 50 Bastian Road, Battle Mountain, Nevada 89820–1420; e-mail: christopher_worthington@blm.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Round Mountain Gold Corporation, which is a joint venture of Kinross Gold Corporation and Barrick Gold Corporation, proposes to expand its Round Mountain Mine, an existing open-pit gold mining and processing operation. The Round Mountain Mine is located in central Nevada approximately 55 miles north of Tonopah in Nye County. The proposed Project would expand mining operations in the Round Mountain area and develop new open pit mining and leaching facilities several miles to the north in the Gold Hill area. Mine expansion in the Round Mountain area would increase the existing Round Mountain mine plan boundary by 3,122 acres to a total of 10,385 acres; expand the Round Mountain pit by 209 acres to approximately 1,289 acres; expand the dewatering operations by 1,325 gallons per minute (gpm) to a maximum rate of 7,525 gpm; allow for underground mining operations within the Round Mountain Pit; expand the north waste rock dump by 700 acres to approximately 1,919 acres; allow for the construction of a new north dedicated leach pad with a footprint of approximately 538 acres; increase the daily production capacity of the Round Mountain Mill from 11,000 tons per day to 22,000 tons per day; and increase tailings disposal capacity from a currently authorized 677 acres to approximately 1,607 acres. Development in the Gold Hill area would include delineating a project boundary of approximately 4,928 acres; excavating an open pit with a footprint of approximately 222 acres; creating two waste rock dumps with combined footprints of approximately 552 acres; constructing and operating a heap leach facility and lined solution ponds with a footprint of approximately 300 acres; and constructing a 1.1 mile transportation and utility corridor of about 66.2 acres between the Round Mountain area and the Gold Hill area. The primary method of processing lowgrade ore in the Gold Hill area would be heap leaching. A range of action alternatives was developed and analyzed to address the concerns and issues that were E:\FR\FM\23APN1.SGM 23APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 78 (Friday, April 23, 2010)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[LLUT01000-09-L51010000-ER0000-24-1A00]


Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact 
Statement for the Mona to Oquirrh Transmission Corridor Project, Utah, 
and the Proposed Pony Express Resource Management Plan Amendment

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Availability.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 
1969, as amended, and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act 
(FLPMA) of 1976, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has 
prepared a Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)/Proposed Resource 
Management Plan Amendment (RMPA) for the Mona to Oquirrh Transmission 
Corridor Project and by this notice is announcing its availability.

DATES: The BLM planning regulations at 43 CFR 1610.5-2 state that any 
person who meets the conditions described there may protest the BLM's 
Proposed RMPA. Such protest must be filed within 30 days of the date 
that the Environmental Protection Agency publishes its notice of 
availability of this Final EIS in the Federal Register.

ADDRESSES: Copies of the Final EIS/Proposed RMPA for the Mona to 
Oquirrh Transmission Corridor Project have been sent to affected 
Federal, State, and local government agencies and to other 
stakeholders. Copies are available for public inspection at the BLM's 
West Desert District Salt Lake Field Office, 2370 South 2300 West, Salt 
Lake City, Utah 84119 and the Fillmore Field Office, 35 East 500 North, 
Fillmore, Utah 84631. Interested persons may also review the Final EIS/
Proposed RMPA at the following Web site: http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/fo/salt_lake/planning/mona_to_oquirrh_

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transmission.html. All protests must be in writing and mailed to one of 
the following addresses:
    Regular Mail: BLM Director (210), Attention: Brenda Williams, P.O. 
Box 66538, Washington, DC 20035.
    Overnight Mail: BLM Director (210), Attention: Brenda Williams, 
1620 L Street, NW., Suite 1075, Washington, DC 20036.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information contact Cindy 
Ledbetter, Environmental Specialist, telephone (801) 977-4300; address 
2370 South 2300 West, Salt Lake City, Utah 84119; e-mail UT_M2OTL_EIS@blm.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Rocky Mountain Power (a division of 
PacifiCorp) proposes to construct, operate, and maintain a 69-mile long 
single-circuit 500 kilovolt (kV) transmission line from the existing 
Mona Substation near Mona, Utah, to a proposed Mona Annex Substation. 
The 500kV line would then continue on to the proposed Limber Substation 
to be located in Tooele Valley, Utah. Two proposed double-circuit 345kV 
lines would connect the proposed Limber Substation to the Salt Lake 
Valley. One line would extend 31 miles to the existing Oquirrh 
Substation in West Jordan, Utah, and the second line would extend 45 
miles to the existing Terminal Substation in Salt Lake City, Utah. 
Portions of the proposed project would cross lands administered by the 
BLM West Desert District's Salt Lake Field Office and Fillmore Field 
Office. In order to grant a major right-of-way, an amendment to the 
Pony Express Resource Management Plan (RMP) would be required in 
accordance with FLPMA. Comments on the Draft RMPA/Draft EIS, received 
from the public and internal BLM review, were considered and 
incorporated as appropriate into the proposed plan amendment.
    Instructions for filing a protest with the Director of the BLM 
regarding the Proposed RMPA may be found in the ``Dear Reader Letter'' 
of the Final EIS/Proposed RMPA and at 43 CFR 1610.5-2. E-mail and faxed 
protests will not be accepted as valid protests unless the protesting 
party also provides the original letter by either regular or overnight 
mail postmarked by the close of the protest period. Under these 
conditions, the BLM will consider the e-mail or faxed protest as an 
advance copy and it will receive full consideration. If you wish to 
provide the BLM with such advance notification, please direct faxed 
protests to the attention of the BLM protest coordinator at (202) 912-
7212, and e-mails to Brenda_Hudgens-Williams@blm.gov.
    All protests, including the follow-up letter to e-mails or faxes, 
must be in writing and mailed to the appropriate address, as set forth 
in the ADDRESSES section above.
    Before including your phone number, e-mail address, or other 
personal identifying information in your protest, you should be aware 
that your entire protest, including your personal identifying 
information, may be made publicly available at any time. While you can 
ask us in your protest to withhold your personal identifying 
information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be 
able to do so.

    Approved:
Selma Sierra,
State Director.

    Authority:  40 CFR 1506.6 and 1506.10, 43 CFR 1610.2 and 1610.5-
2.

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